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♪ ♪ ♪ you're never going to get it ♪ no, you're never going to get it ♪ >> i've heard that so many times. >> won't be the last time you hear it either. >> i know that's right. >> as you can tell, we're having a great time. it's our 21st birthday celebration. that was a song from our mixed tape, or was it an 8-track? we have a lot of festivities planned. >> great '92 misic all throughout the show. of course, the bar is open. you heard the music. we've got the insomniac lounge. tim laird over there. our joe over there getting tanked. we're in a very good mood of this first friday of 2013. first a little business of all
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the fun. this is actually a home robbery caught on tape. this couple had hoped to look in on their pets, but instead they caught three burglars inside. >> reporter: in raleigh, the search is on for these thieves caught on tape who broke into this home and didn't come with christmas tidings. and the homeowners who were away on christmas break are fighting mad and fighting back. >> we moved here about five years ago. i put in a two-camera system just in the front and back door just, you know, because i work from home. it sounds strange to some people, but it's not that expensive. >> reporter: what the bad guys couldn't see are these night vision cameras. they had the cameras installed to keep track of their pets and they posted this video online. in the last few days it's gone viral, with nearly 400,000 views. here's one of them ringing the front doorbell as two others sneak through the back, kick
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through the door and search for cash, music players and other electronics. at one point, this one looks through the window to make sure the coast was still clear. >> when they entered the home, they did not notice the cameras. but they did manage to find this one eventually and cut it. >> reporter: suddenly they were camera shy and poured bleach over the computers hoping to disable the system. >> we can check the cameras on our phones and things like that. and we noticed they weren't working. her dad calls and says someone broke into your house. >> reporter: they're now hoping someone will identify the crooks and send them to jail, where they say they belong >> sometimes it pays off, those cameras everywhere can do some good. >> we have multiple cameras in here, don't we? >> yeah, in your dressing room. >> hello. i always wondered about that.
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up next, the party really gets started. as if it's not going right now. >> we're celebrating our 21st birthday. we're finally legal, which is a great thing. so we're taking everyone back to 1992, music and everything else, including a look back at the news and more. so you're watching "world news now." ♪ "world news now"
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♪ big hit bag in the day,
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1992. who can forget crisscross. >> jump, jump. >> remember that? oh, man, the shoulder pads. did you have that? >> and of course, the biggest news of all is that "world news now" made its tv debut with the same sense of overnight irreverence that we still have today. >> always still big news to cover. we are here primarily here to do news. but a lot happened in 't 92, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160
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miles per hour and another huge story is the riots. the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> and they pulled that truck driver out and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. something that these stories of 1992, also a big year politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first time they felt like a contemporary had won the presidency. fleetwood mack was a big song. bill and hillary still very much
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active in politics. 20 years later, perhaps 2016 if you believe the pundits, may be hillary's term. >> >> and wound up on the cover of "people" as person of the year. bill clinton was their person of the year. >> remember ross perot running for office? cover of "times." bill clinton. that was a good time for everybody, too. and also some numbers are telling. >> this will put everything in perspective. this is what we were paying for gas $1.05. milk was $2.78. $1.92 for bacon. the average price of a car was $17,000 compared to now is $30,000. we're paying $3.50 for gas and $4.61 for bacon.
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>> look at the difference in price is really incredible. makes you jealous for the old days. things were that cheap. more random 1992 prices, the cost of a new house, about $123,000. the average income per year, $30,000 a year. monthly rent, $519. can you relate to that new york? >> $519 for rent? >> different era, folks. cost of a first class stamp, 29 cents. what is it now, 43, 44 cents? >> 44. >> 46. >> 46 now? wow, man. and the cost of a dozen eggs, 93 cents. times have changed, folks. '92. i just started high school in '92 and you were a junior in high school. >> i was a junior, going into my senior year. >> yes, indeed. coming up next, it is cocktail time. >> yes. the bar officially opens. jack's been there for 25 minutes. >> it's his happy place. stay with us.
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♪ >> exactly. i'm having a stroke. any way. >> take some aspirin. >> exactly. i have something better for you. the doctor is in. >> doing wonderful work here for our 21st birthday. we can all legally drink now. >> tim laird chief entertaining officer is back. >> you're going to have a birthday cake and this is a cocktail that tastes like a chocolate raspberry birthday cake. this starts out with about an ounce and a half, a little bit more, because it's a birthday party. come on. a little bit of that. here's the raspberry part. doesn't that look good?
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that's the raspberry. a little white cocoa. now we have chocolate and raspberry. a little half and half goes in for some -- maybe a little bit more. let me give that a good shake. >> what is that called? >> the wnn 21 tini. and it's going to taste like a chocolate raspberry cake that goes into a nice martini glass. going to top it off with a little shaved chocolate. >> oh! look at that. >> who should we give this to? >> somebody at the bar. >> commish. >> commish is going to try it. we have to ask jack what it tastes like, allegedly. >> it's chocolatey, raspberry-ie. >> that's not a word. >> very nice. >> here's another one. i call this good morning, wnn news.
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we're going to make it with coffee. we've got to kick it up. about three ounces of coffee, a little bit of orange liquor. and then tequila! >> like that pupatron drink. >> good morning, "world news now." >> this is good. this is a delicious cocktail. i mean, i'll tell you what, it will take you up and have fun. >> what is this called? >> the good morning "world news now." you want to wake up, smell the coffee and turn on "world news now." it's your birthday. we're kicking it up. cheers. happy birthday. >> cheers. cheers. happy birthday. >> cheers.
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this morning on "world news now," a new year and a new congress. >> the 113th congress now on the job. and this class has a very different look. it is friday, january 4. ♪ >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. how are you all doing? >> it is a very good morning. >> it is. it is a very good morning. >> it's a birthday morning here at "world news now." we turn 21. 21 years ago, this show was -- >> gave birth to this thing january 6, 1992, which is sunday. we're going to celebrate today because it's friday. it feels right, it's new year's
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week. we have a killer celebration. including a mixed tape from our birth year, 1992. if you like music from the '90s, this is your show. as you just heard coming into the show today, we have a lot of great songs that were big in 1992. so get up and dance. >> pretty much everything we do is going to be dedicated to the year 1992. >> wonderful year. >> we have a bar tender, as well. not sir mix a lot, we have sir drink a lot. we have very special retro cocktails to help us celebrate. we have the commish enjoying the insomniac lounge over there. good morning to you. >> we're having a happy birthday. we turn 21, so we can have beverages. >> there you go. because we have never had them before. >> that is very true. my virgin palate is being totally deflowered tonight. and also, tim, you got dressed up for us. i like the bow tie. you look good.
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>> the "world news now" colors. ready to roll. >> it's going to be a good show. we've got some music, the barteneder. >> the commish is lurking over there in the corner. it's kind of creepy. >> and we're going to look back at the beginnings of "world news now." the best of the best of 1992, way back 21 years ago. >> i love memory lane. >> our first two anchors there. >> we're on location somewhere >> they cut that budget a couple of years ago. we're lucky there's toilet paper these days. >> actually, there's not. so here. >> no toilet paper either? >> no. >> a little hand sanitizer. >> we begin with the latest class of lawmakers on capitol hill, just sworn in yesterday, now ready to get down to business. >> the changing face of the new congress is evident with more minorities and women senators than ever before. abc's karen travers join us from washington with what's in store. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula.
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usually there's a bit of a break between the end of one congress and the start of the other one, but because lawmakers were working up to the deadline on the fiscal cliff deal, this is a very quick transition for the 113th congress. and they're dealing with some very big challenges. here in washington, it's out with the old, in with the new. >> do you solemnly swear or affirm that you'll support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: the 113th congress was sworn in, and it's a more diverse group of lawmakers. in the house, there are 81 women. a record number of female senators, 20. taking the oath of office, the first hindu member. the first buddhist senator. and the first openly gay senator. republicans still control the house, but with a slightly smaller majority. democrats built on the majority in the senate by picking up two seats. john boehner has had a rough couple of weeks and faced challenges with his leadership. but in a dramatic nail biter, he
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was re-elected speaker. in an emotional address, boehner had words for the new members. >> i know you're feeling a bit awe struck at this moment. history runs through this building. >> reporter: and advice for reelected members. >> maybe it's time we get a little awe struck again. >> reporter: the bitter partisanship from the last congress will not go away with the addition of the new faces. >> it's a little bit like walking into a dinner party where the couple that's hosting it is already in the middle of a fight. >> reporter: the automatic spending cuts that lawmakers pushed off to reach a fiscal cliff deal will have to be dealt with in just two months. around the same time, the government will hit the debt ceiling. the looming battle over those two issues might make the last couple of weeks in washington seem like peace and harmony in comparison. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks, karen. the day was supposed to be about the lawmakers, but one had the spotlight stolen right from under her.
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new york senator kirsten gillibrand's photo op with the vp didn't go as planned. her cute little son decided it was time to mess up mommy's hair. >> if he had touched biden's hair, that would have been funny. >> i don't think it would have moved. secretary of state hillary clinton actually plans to be back at work next week. she left a new york hospital on wednesday and is now resting at her suburban home. a state department spokesman says she's talking to staff and looking forward to resuming her official duties. she will not be making any overseas trips, at least for the time being, as she continues to recover from that blood clot near her brain. it's day two back in school for the children of sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. while the kids are in class, former congresswoman gabby giffords will visit with the families of the 26 victims of last month's attack. security was tight as youngsters returned for the first time in a new building. parents were understandably jittery, but hopeful.
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>> you get so worried and you get caught up in everything that happened and the tragedy and they surprise you by bouncing back. >> kids are resilient. police say they will maintain the same high level of security at the new school for now. it will be re-evaluated with each passing week. >> good to see them back. federal investigators came forward thursday to shine a light on the dark world of sexually exploited children. special agents say over the past two months, what's called operation sunflower has identified 123 sexually exploited children, some as young as 2, that led to the arrest of 245 people. at the news conference in l.a., agents showed pictures of two more suspects, a man and a woman, asking the public for help in identifying them. >> we still don't have any solid clues about who these two people are or where they might be. that is why we're appealing for the public's help today. >> officials say photos of the couple sexually assaulting a young girl first turned up in a
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2007 child pornography investigation. and three senators are turning up the heat on the cia over the movie "zero dark thirty." senators john mccain, dianne feinstein and carl leaven have already complained that the movie erroneously implies that the u.s. used torture in the hunt for osama bin laden. now they're trying to find out if cia officials deliberately misled filmmakers. lawmakers sent a letter to the cia director this past week, requesting all documents the agency provided to the filmmakers. the government comes out with a december employment report later this morning, and hopes are high it will show some steady job growth. there was a strong preview from the private sector yesterday, showing businesses added 215,000 jobs last month. the biggest gains in ten months. with the jump in construction jobs because of hurricane sandy rebuilding as well as the housing recovery. drowsy drivers are creating a nightmare on the road.
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government researchers say 1 in 24 adults have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in the previous month. and some people don't even realize when they nod off, so the cdc officials say that number is likely higher. the study found drowsy driving is more common among men and people between 25 and 34. >> i've had that experience, working this shift. i was back home for the holidays and driving home late and i felt it. it's a scary feeling, for sure. >> or you have those scary moments where you don't recall the last ten minutes. >> be careful, everybody. >> let's take a look at your five-day forecast. morning showers in the pacific northwest. snow tapers off from new mexico to southwest texas. showers around corpus christi, dallas and midland. thunderstorms from jacksonville to orlando, west palm beach and some flurries in western new york. >> 30s in boston and new york. upper 20s across the midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. coming up next, a dramatic
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rescue and also a valuable lesson. >> we'll tell you about two boys who are very thankful this morning for an old tree. >> saved their life in a very precarious situation. later in the show, we're keeping the party going on. tim laird is mixing up some drinks over there in the insomniac lounge. the show is turning 21 years old today. you're not going to want to turn away from this. there's jack and pete at the bar. this is like every other friday. stay tuned everybody. you're watching "world news now." we're 21. ♪ if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ before the sneeze, help protect with a spray.
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♪ don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ ♪ i just don't think you would understand ♪ ♪ because if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ >> you can sing. you were doing it. "achy breaky heart." >> billy ray. >> we're celebrating our 21st birthday, so all throughout the show, we're playing songs big in '92, including "achy breaky heart." >> i am still living in '92. what are you talking about? >> it was a great year. as you'll see throughout the next couple of hours on the show. >> the bar is open. we're going to hit it in just a few. but first, the story of two
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teenagers, an icy lake and the saving power of one rickety tree. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: all they had was a dying tree. for more than four hours, that's what the two boys clung to, stranded in the middle of an icy lake. . >> it was pretty scary. >> yeah, it was pretty scary. >> you could feel it sinking in and cracking. >> reporter: the two told us what happened when they went out walking on that lake in the arizona mountains, and the ice cracked. >> if the tree wasn't there, we probably would have fallen in. >> reporter: each lost a shoe, so they covered their bare feet with their hats and waited. by the time rescuers arrived, night had fallen. it took a team of two dozen to pull the boys to safety. what's the lesson in all of this? >> don't do that again. >> reporter: lesson learned, the cold hard way. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, lucky guys. hang on to that tree. when we come back, we're
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going to take a stroll over to the insomniac lounge to see what's on tap here on our 21st birthday. >> our birthday celebration kicking into high gear, next. you're watching "world news now." >> here we go, 21. there it goes. "world
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oh, my god. becky, look at her butt. it is so big. she looks like one of those rap guy's girlfriends that only talks to her because she looks like a total prostitute. i mean, her butt is just so big. i can't believe it's so round and out there. i mean, gross. look. she's just so -- ♪ i like big butts and i cannot lie ♪ ♪ you other brothers cannot deny ♪ >> you get feelings. >> that song takes everybody back. >> that's willis' favorite video. he's happy, too. >> i love big butts! >> my kid's favorite song. they have it in a lot of kid movies, too. >> a highlight of '92, no doubt. as you can tell, we are in the lounge, the bar is wide open.
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that's because we're 21 years old and finally legal. >> absolutely. it's about time. it's been waiting all this time. >> we have not had one sip until our 21st birthday. so we're taking a look at the year 1992, which is when this show was birthed. >> so this is usually when we do "the skinny," so we thought let's look back at pop culture. so tv shows, we had "murphy brown," "cheers," "home improvement." and the number one comedy at the time, "roseanne" was number one at the time. everyone loved the connor family. take a listen. >> say something nice about her butt, dan. >> very jaunty. >> come on, nancy, i'll drive you home. this time i won't go over the railroad tracks. >> the number one show "60 minutes." one of the best, if not the very best news shows.
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but in terms of comedy "roseanne" was queen. everybody loved the conner family back in the day. and we talk about movies, as well. >> in terms of the theater, none of us can forget "silence of the lambs." i was afraid to sleep for two years after this movie. anthony hopkins for best actor and jodie foster, best actress. >> none of the sequels lived up to the original. the original was so good. anthony hopkins had everyone scared. >> i had a hard time eating meat at the dinner table after this movie. do you remember the part where they cut it? >> it was bad. has the lamb stopped screaming yet, clarisse? i love that movie so much. >> he was so creepy. >> and on a totally different note, the most popular film at the time, "aladdin." i remember taking my eighth grade girlfriend to go see.
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♪ i will show you the world >> i'll show you the world. >> a few more drinks and you'll show me a lot of things. >> celebrity news. do you remember the scandal in 1992? >> fergie. >> we're talking about the prince andrew divorce. they ended their relationship. and johnny carson ended his 30-year run at the "tonight" show. >> that last moment where he said i wish you a heart felt good night. and after 30 years, that was incredible. tv legend. never will be another carson. >> may 22nd, 1992. >> and then bill cosby signing off the air. one of my favorite sitcoms. >> that was the pilot episode. had a great eight-year run. who didn't love the huxtable clan? and also, if you want to feel really old here. >> we already do. >> guess which celebrities who are famous today who were born back in 1992, way after the
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"cosby show." miley cyrus, selema gomez, all born in 1992. incredible. how old do we feel now? >> best alternative music album of the year goes to -- r.e.m. and the single, of course, "losing my religion." >> huge hit. that's everywhere. >> i still to this day love r.e.m. >> they're definitely in the top tier. and get this, the top -- at the grammys that year, the top album or best record of the year went to this classic natalie cole, singing with her deceased dad, nat king cole "unforgettable." that was one of the big hits and bring in his voice from his old recording and mix it with hers. that was one of the big hits and albums of that year. so this show is forgettable, but that song is not. >> cheers.
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♪ ♪ >> the u2. >> finally this half hour, on our 21st birthday, we look back at the headlines of the last week. >> to the fiscal cliff to the health scare of secretary of state hillary clinton, here is our friday rewind. >> i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession. >> what's the alternative? the alternative is a tax to hit the american people, market uncertainty. >> the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable. absolutely indefensible. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress.
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>> i just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning and hope she recovers rapidly. >> the clot could have gotten larger and it could have been fatal. >> she deserves a year off to reassess, get healthy and think seriously about a possibility of a run. >> i just thought about the capitol has a lot of steps. that would be a good, symbolic goal for me. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up, and if the oak ridge boys could get together and sing him a song or two. >> right now, it has to be the safest school in america. >> children are coming in, so excited to see their teachers and the students coming in completes the circle. >> i yelled inside to my 15-year-old daughter in the kitchen, mommy's on fire. you have to call 911. >> can we make some noise for my baby's momma right there. >> i wouldn't say that it's been
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easy, because it's been -- but no morning sickness. >> as soon as i looked at it and saw the picture, i said wow, that's awesome. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> ah, yes, another year in the books. welcome, everybody, to 2013. our 21st birthday. what a good week it's been, a festive week. >> and what a way to cap off the new year with a birthday celebration. >> we're playing all the music. i love playing the shaker. this is a classic cocktail, a little peach, a little orange. >> love that! ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," a return to normal for the children of sandy hook elementary. >> students went back to the classroom today at a school nearby, re-created to make them feel at home. it's friday, january 4. ♪ come on, baby, come on over, let me be the one to show you ♪ ♪ i'm the one who wants to be with you ♪ >> from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ >> okay. we want to be with you. >> that's right, every morning. >> i don't know if you want to be with us, especially this morning. i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm rob nelson. it is a very special day here on the overnight show on "world news now." it is our 21st birthday. this show started january 6,
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1992, which is sunday. so today, though, we are celebrating, we are finally legal. >> yes, we are the real deal. we are 2-1. we are celebrating with style, old school mix tapes and the '90s. we've had a lot of fun going down memory lane. >> mr. big and "to be with you." that was a big hit back in the day. >> hold were you, 12? >> how old was i? i'll think about it. let me do the math. >> what is a 21st birthday without a great bar tender? we have one, tim laird in the house. and he's mixing up some great cocktails to get the party started. >> cheers. >> what are you doing with the peach? >> this is going in the next drink. a little orange, fun cocktail coming up. >> he has these specialty cocktails. so we're off to a rollicking good start on the overnight tonight. who doesn't love a peach?
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>> celebration aside, we want to start today with a bit of news. the children of sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, maybe there's never been a better use of the phrase that no news is good news. >> they are now back to the routine that was interrupted last month by that shooting rampage. abc's wendy gillette has the latest on their return. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: students at sandy hook elementary will have their second day of class today. their first day back yesterday was busy, but problem free. students arrived by bus at the new sandy hook elementary school to face what turned out to be a very ordinary day. police termed it mundane, with nothing to report. exactly what they wanted as children and teachers came together for the first time since the december 14th shootings in newtown. >> most of the kids were excited. they seen friends they hadn't seen in a while. they were anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids. you could see the teachers had the same response. they were quite excited to see the students all together. >> reporter: police held a meeting with parents to talk about security. they call the new school,
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located in monroe, the safest in the country. >> parents were concerned. the school board wanted to discuss any matters that they brought up, which they did. and i believe the parents were satisfied with the answers they were given under the circumstances. >> reporter: what police won't address are the exact security measures they've taken. administrators have shared more what's inside the building, including replicas of their old classrooms and decorations sent from all over the world to comfort the children. first grader lauren had some extra company to help her through what administrators are calling opening day. the teacher hailed as a hero for hiding her students when gunman adam lanza burst into the school. lauren's mom followed the bus to school and spent the day there. >> we haven't gotten that far yet about being with them. we just need to stay with them for a while. >> reporter: the families of the victims will get a special private visit from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords
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and her husband mark kelly later today. in monroe, connecticut, paula and rob, back to you. >> thank you, wendy. good to see them back, that's for sure. the most diverse congress in history is ready to get to work this morning. there is a record number of female senators, as well as african-americans, asian-americans and latinos, as well. house speaker john boehner did win re-election without the votes of 13 fellow republicans after a bruising fiscal cliff battle and a firestorm over that aid for hurricane sandy victims. he's holding a house vote today to get the money for those impacted states by the storm. >> 17 votes and he wouldn't have been speaker. >> it was a lot closer than people thought. a u.s. drone strike has dealt a serious blow to the taliban, taking out a top militant commander in pakistan. he supplied money and weapons to taliban fighters who attacked u.s. forces in afghanistan. officials say five other people were killed in the strike, including one of nazar's aides.
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we know that dallas cowboys lineman josh brent had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed his vehicle last month, an accident that killed his friend and teammate, jerry brown. but now an autopsy found that brown was sober at the time of the crash. officials say brown's blood-alcohol was 0.056, well below the texas legal standards. >> neither wearing seat belts, as well. another sports story, an inspiring one from southern new jersey. josh berelli is star of his high school team, averaging over 20 points a game and suffers from one of the rarest diseases on the planet that causes rashes and lesions. all he can do is take medication and spend eight minutes a day in a tanning booth. there will be much more on this story coming up on "good morning america." talk about rare. i believe he was the first diagnosed case in the united states and they really don't know a lot about this. very, very rare. >> no one has even heard of it.
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>> and it flares up. he was in remission, now he's suffering another setback. >> glad he's okay. here's a look at your friday forecast. flurries in western new york. thunderstorms in florida. showers in south texas. lingering snow from west texas into the new mexico desert. showers from seattle to portland. >> 40s in the pacific northwest. 20s in the midwest. 50s in dallas and new orleans. >> and a tennis center in texas just hosted a different kind of match. the competitors, animal control officers versus a coyote. >> the wylie coyote gave officers a chase through that tennis center as they tried over and over to lasso the elusive animal. >> animal control says colder weather probably drove the coyote into a residential area looking for food. it ended up taking off, still on the lam. so people in the area are being told to keep an eye out. a lasso. >> wow. looks like willis running around at the club. >> i don't think he has any
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problems reigning in the ladies. keeping it real. >> he likes being tied up. coming up, we're celebrating 21 years of "world news now." but first, speaking of young and foolish, a new app that lets kids send pics and have them disappear within moments. why, though, this is a pretty big concern for parents. >> you're watching "world news now." we're right back. >> with the insomniac lounge. >> we're open! "world news now" weather brought to you by rosetta stone. the truth about mascara is... it clumps.
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the king of pop. >> come on. >> oh, michael. >> if only we were on cable tonight, right? >> oh, man, you have no idea. >> as you can tell, all of our music is courtesy of the year 1992, the year "world news now" began. that means we are 21 today. and the party is going all night, all morning. >> 21 going on 12. >> regressing. but first, some news right now. speaking of young people, it's a new app called snap chat and it's causing some controversy. >> what? >> snap chat. you can share a snapshot with friends without any risk of an embarrassing viral moment, because the photo is programmed to vanish seconds after it gets sent. >> vanish, in thin air.
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but is it encouraging kids to send inappropriate photos that actually won't disappear? abc's linsey davis has more. >> this message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. >> reporter: it's technology out of an "inspector gadget" episode. teens believe they're sending their own self-destructing messages online. with an app called snap chat. the photos allegedly disappear within seconds. >> yeah, that's like the appeal. >> because the fun is to send embarrassing pictures. texting is made for words. now that there is snapshots we can communicate with pictures. >> reporter: with that belief, that there's no permanent record, the snap chat community has shared more than a billion snaps since the app was first introduced in july. worldwide, more than 20 million different sometimes compromising, embarrassing, and yes, even explicit photos are shared every day.
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you never received a picture -- >> i've gotten one, but i asked the person what are you doing? like this is gross. >> it's unnecessary. >> reporter: like a male? >> yeah, we wouldn't think to use it like that. >> reporter: a self-deleting picture app is something some celebrities might appreciate. like prince harry. what if his infamous tmz photos were stripped away as his clothes were. >> the picture was of me and i sent it. >> reporter: or if anthony weiner's boxers had only been on the screen briefly. in addition, you can also take video and send it to your friends. it works much the same way and then in theory, in seconds, it's gone. yet it turns out with snap chat and poke, a similar app through facebook, the videos don't vanish as advertised. >> people who are using this and thinking no one else will see their pictures are kidding themselves. you can take a screen shot, take a picture of your phone with another camera. there are all kinds of ways to save those pictures.
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>> everyone has this fear that everything online is permanent. that's the point of this. but having the ability to take a screen shot defeats the whole purpose of snap chat. >> reporter: we reached out for comment but did not hear back. the takeaway here, if you want something to be private, don't share it. get the picture? linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i can see where kids get in trouble with that. >> as if we need to encourage them to do stupider things. >> scary, scary. >> what did you do when you turned 21? i'm sure nothing dumb, right? >> no, never. >> "world news now" turns 21 today and we got a party going on. >> a special shutout to amanda johnson whose birthday is also today. just got a tweet from her. happy birthday, amanda. coming up next, you shared your memories. we're going to share ours. stay with us, everybody. the party going on, after this.
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♪ ♪ did you know we're on? >> we're on the air, apparently. hey, everybody. that's classic 1992 theater. i took your line. you can have the next one. >> we're here in the insomniac lounge. celebrating our 21st birthday. "world news now," we're finally legal. so we dug up pics of what we
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were doing when we were 21. >> another stroll down memory lane. >> i was an intern at "the boston globe". summer of '99 when i turned 21. i was talking out of the building that night and my mom called my editor and had a limo pick me and the other interns up to take us out to a great dinner. there we are blowing out some candles. i don't know what's going on with that shirt. there we are at dinner. 21 years old, june 5, 1999. another intern there, i forget her name. bad memory. there's the limo outside "the boston globe," me flashing the 21 sign. i look really young. >> a limo. >> i remember we all went to a bar afterwards and did what 21-year-olds do. and it was a rough night. i woke up and kind of threw up over the side of the bed and fell back asleep for another 18 hours and woke up. you can imagine the smell of the room when vomit sits still for that many hours. that's my classy birthday story.
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do with that what you will, america. don't talk to me, willis, you were 70 in '92. >> my story, i turned 21 when i was a senior in college. this is my red lobster uniform. i was coming home to the house i lived in with seven girls. i was a waitress at red lobster. they threw me a surprise party. i had no idea. these are some of my nearest and dearest friends. steve garcia in the middle. i was just belting out some tunes. we had kind of like a dance party. i went to a small college in ohio, cedarville university. it was a dry town in a dry campus, as well. so we didn't drink. we just had a great time. >> high on life. >> we had such a good time. one of my best friends there in all the world, right there in the middle is a missionary in estonia. we had a blast.
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my girlfriends were there. i lived with a lot of these girls. missy, chrissy, me in the middle, amy, shannon and christy on the bottom. that was nonalcoholic. i'm pretty sure. >> can i ask this question -- >> go ahead. >> no, go ahead. >> this is the last photo. >> what is it like to not drink on the 21st? most people go out and get pretty -- >> we didn't when we were on campus, let's just put that way. i could get in big trouble for that one. and i grew up -- i was that little girl that would sit on my dad's lap and he would give me a sip of beer. so to me drinking wasn't a huge deal. it was always there for me if i wanted and i didn't abuse it, until i was out of college. >> wasn't a big deal for me either. still isn't. i don't know what people see in this devil's juice. tim, what did you do? >> it must have been great, because i don't remember it was a lot of fun.
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when i grew up, i grew up in iowa, and we could drink at 18. so we had a little jump on things. and that was great, because you learn to respect and drink in moderation and enjoy. >> do you have a favorite cocktail? >> i do. we develop a lot of cocktails. my favorite cocktail is the one that's in front of me at the time. a tropical place with something with tequila. >> whatever is closest. >> what about you, jack? you're not 21 yet. we wanted to know what did you do at 21 and we got some great responses. >> yes. i headed down to ocean city, maryland, and had my first legal drink on the chesapeake bay. nice. i like that. >> tim says he went to las vegas for two days and stayed for two weeks. i wonder if he recalls any of that.
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>> i fully appreciate that. that is a good leaving las vegas party. i fully support that. well played, my friend. also, frank turned 21, and he was watching tom petty and the heartbreakers in san francisco. nice, nice. >> and precious got wasted. jeff, what did you do? >> i spent my 21st birthday in san subasetion, spain. it was after a semester on the london program, syracuse university. that night, as i turned 21, we saw u2 on the zoo tv tour. >> you remember it vividly? >> no doubt. >> were you on a dry campus? >> there was nothing dry in spain. >> don't make fun of me. i had a great time and i remember all of it. every single amazing moment of my 21st birthday. >> i remember cleaning up that puke.
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♪ ♪ we've come to the end of the road ♪ that was one of the biggest hits of all time in '92. that brings back some warm and wonderful memories. okay. we're here with tim. he's making us a great cocktail here. >> this is a classic. i love this. peach, orange peel, bitters in there, some fine bourbon. it's a birthday party. >> that's what we like. >> there we go. >> you mix that drink for us. we want to give a shout out. they've been with us for all our 21 years. >> willis, j.j. and al. we have a couple of others, donna schroeder, who does all of our graphics. you left for a little bit, but you came on back.
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you knew a good thing. how long have you been here total? >> 31 years. >> how about you, j.j.? >> 24. >> you, al? >> 48 years. >> 48 years? my word! >> you guys have been loyal to us, so thank you very much. we wanted to end on a good note and honor the loyalty you guys have showed to this show. our wacky little overnight world here. >> thank you all. have a cocktail, everybody. and the original "world news now" polka. here's barry mitchell. >> isn't this great? look where i am. come on, wake up. let's polka! ♪ clinton is on the campaign trail, bush is golfing with dan quayle ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ weatherman says look like rain ♪ ♪ guess what happened with hussein ♪
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♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every anchor, guy and gal ♪ ♪ do the "world news now" polka ♪ come on, everyone! ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ all right, perot supporters only. ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ who needs ratings, who needs sponsors ♪ ♪ who needs networks too ♪ and if your neighbors call the cops, this is all you have to do ♪ ♪ just yell it's half past 3:00 ♪ ♪ tell them that's news to me ♪ that's the "world news" foca ♪ do the "world news" polka. ♪ ♪ it's your birthday, we're going to party like it's your birthday ♪ i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans.
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this morning on "world news now," it's early, it's ugly, and it is spreading. the flu is already hitting and it's hitting hard. >> doctors are sounding the alarm. this year could be a bad one. it's friday, january 4. ♪ i came to get down, i came to get down ♪ >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> rob, we kind of need you. rob is over at the bar. >> it's a big day. >> it is a big day, and rob's already drinking up, nonalcoholic we might add. >> exactly. this is to the good life right here. this is the insomniac lounge. >> it is a big day. >> it's our 21st birthday for "world news now." can you believe it we've been around 21 years. this day in history, way back in 1992. >> 1992. we can finally drink.
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we have the commish here. the staff is in a good mood. sunday is the day, january 6, 1992 is the day the show started. we are celebrating today. it's friday, it just feels right. good morning, everybody. >> i think the commish is going to be there all night with tim laird. tim is serving him up. tim, thank you for coming in from louisville for the occasion. >> happy to be here. happy 21 birthday, "world news now." >> absolutely. >> and believe me, what's fun is i have some fun cocktails for the occasion. >> that's why we love you. chief entertaining officer. >> cheers. >> cheers to all of you out there for 21 years of support. guess we should get to the news. >> mine doesn't have any alcohol in it. >> you're a good girl. >> i'm two-sip sally. >> we'll let you nurse that. as rob mentioned, we have a special show. we turn 21. so you know what that means. and it's a major flashback. we have our mixed tape out, right? or cassette tape or is it an
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8-track? >> probably an 8-track. if you love music from the '90s, we have a great sound track throughout the entire show today. the greatest hits from 1992. so we can dance and sing our way through the entire show this morning. so, some great hits. you won't believe some of the good stuff from '92. >> 1992, i was actually a junior, almost senior in high school. >> there you go. that was my first year of high school. yes, indeed. so bringing back all kinds of memories. lots of fun, but, of course, there is some news to get to, as well today. and we're going to look back at the headlines also from '92, as well. a lot of interesting things happened, including a very big election that changed the face of politics that year, as well. that was the year that bill clinton, slick willie took the office. a big moment politically for a lot of reasons. the clintons still deeply involved in politics. a big turning point in 1992. >> has it really been that long? this is also going to be the show that makes us feel really old.
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what does turning 21 really mean? all about the cocktails and our ceo, chief entertaining officer, mr. tim laird is in the house and the insomniac lounge is open and take it slow. one at a time. >> we're pacing. we're pacing. but first, a bit of news. what medical authorities are calling the nation's worst flu season in a decade. it is hitting hard right now. >> this flu season is getting under way a lot sooner than usual, which makes things that much worse. abc's dr. richard besser has the details. >> reporter: it's an early outbreak. in arizona this time last year, there were 18 cases of flu. today, 790. in new york, 84 last year. today, 3,975. massachusetts, 126 last year. today, 3,736. >> we are seeing an average of over 600 cases a week of influenza-like illness. the volume is unusual for this time of year.
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>> reporter: from kentucky to north carolina to texas. >> horrible sore throat and ears. >> just makes you feel bad for five to seven days. it's nasty. >> reporter: hospitals now seeing the influx. >> we are having an early influenza season and it is serious. we've had a definite uptick in hospitalizations. >> reporter: there hasn't been an outbreak this early for ten years. and that year, the flu season was severe. we know that with just one sneeze, the virus can spread almost 20 feet in seconds. you're infectious a full day before you show any symptoms. a bad mix. but why would this flu season be spreading so quickly, so soon? is this a new flu, one that isn't in this year's vaccine, one that we're not immune to? so far the vaccine seems to be a good match. >> i can't remember it starting early in november. >> reporter: or more intriguing, is dry air the culprit behind early outbreak? it's the most interesting new
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theory. in damp air, the water droplets take the flu to the ground quickly. in dry air, the virus floats in the air longer. spreading further. all doctors know right now is that the flu is already here. the most important thing you can do, get the flu shot. it takes two weeks to work, but this flu season has a long way to go and it could be a rough one. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. it was a fresh start in washington as the new congress took the oath of office. after angering members of his own party over the fiscal cliff deal, john boehner narrowly won re-election, regaining his post without the votes of 13 republicans. pretty close. had he gotten 17, would not have gotten back. the 113th congress is the most diverse ever, with a record number of female senators, as well as african-americans, asian-americans, and latinos, as well. and love this. there was some light hearted moments. take a look at new york senator kirsten gillibrand's son, he
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decided to ruffle mommy's hair as she was being sworn in. >> and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle gathered to cheer on senator mark kirk, returning a year after having a serious stroke. he made the slow, deliberate climb to the front door of the senate with the help of the vice president and another colleague, he conquered all 45 steps. let's hope that's a metaphor for the new congress, let's climb those steps together. the students of sandy hook elementary back in school and today their town gets a special visitor. former congresswoman gabby giffords meets today with the victims of last month's attack. security was high yesterday as students began school, again, in a building seven miles from their old school. authorities say security will remain high for now and will be re-evaluated each week. u.s. intelligence officials are assessing a new taliban scenario, now that an american drone strike has taken out a top
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taliban commander in pakistan. his death is seen as a serious blow because he gave money and weapons to support taliban fighters who attacked u.s. forces in afghanistan. a pentagon official describes him as someone who has a great deal of blood on his hands. from deep inside caves in the taliban territory of afghanistan, a remarkable discovery. israel's national library has unveiled a collection of ancient hebrew manuscripts it just bought. the artifacts point to a thriving jewish community in the region about 1,000 years ago. the papers survived because the caves are so dry and so dark. police in florida are asking for help in finding three criminals. they were caught on cameras this past monday as they held up a radioshack in pompano beach. once they corralled workers and customers into a storage room, they fled out the back door and
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into a waiting get-away car. >> brazen. and on a much lighter note, but also from florida, some anger over what some neighbors are calling an eye sore. >> this homeowner has graffitied his own house. it was his reaction after people in the neighborhood complained about the removal of some trees. now police say the graffiti might not look good, but it isn't a crime. >> the home owner plans on painting over the graffiti at some point, hopefully painting over it with not more graffiti. >> let's hope not. everybody have a cocktail out there and relax, please. we are getting the party started at "world news now." woo are legal and celebrating our 21st birthday. >> a little more business before all the fun today. how a couple ended up catching a thief in the act inside their home. and tim laird, our chief entertainment officer, over there getting the party started. >> looking good.
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♪ ♪ you're never going to get it ♪ no, you're never going to get it ♪ >> i've heard that so many times. >> won't be the last time you hear it either. >> i know that's right. >> as you can tell, we're having a great time. it's our 21st birthday celebration. that was a song from our mixed tape, or was it an 8-track? we have a lot of festivities planned. >> great '92 music all throughout the show. of course, the bar is open. you heard the music. we've got the insomniac lounge. tim laird over there. our joe over there getting tanked. we're in a very good mood of this first friday of 2013.
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first a little business of all the fun. this is actually a home robbery caught on tape. this couple had hoped to look in on their pets, but instead they caught three burglars inside. >> reporter: in raleigh, the search is on for these thieves caught on tape who broke into this home and didn't come with christmas tidings. and the homeowners who were away on christmas break are fighting mad and fighting back. >> we moved here about five years ago. i put in a two-camera system just in the front and back door just, you know, because i work from home. it sounds strange to some people, but it's not that expensive. >> reporter: what the bad guys couldn't see are these night vision cameras. that grabbed excellent pictures of their faces. they had the cameras installed to keep track of their pets and they posted this video online. in the last few days it's gone viral, with nearly 400,000 views. here's one of them ringing the front doorbell as two others sneak through the back, kick
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through the door and search for cash, music players and other electronics. at one point, this one looks through the window to make sure the coast was still clear. >> when they entered the home, they did not notice the cameras. but they did manage to find this one eventually and cut it. >> reporter: suddenly they were camera shy and poured bleach over the computers hoping to disable the system. but it was too late. >> we can check the cameras on our phones and things like that. and we noticed they weren't working. her dad calls and says someone broke into your house. >> reporter: they're now hoping someone will identify the crooks and send them to jail, where the family says they belong. >> like brother society, but sometimes it pays off. those cameras everywhere can do some good. >> we have multiple cameras in here, don't we? >> yeah, in your dressing room. >> hello. i always wondered about that.
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up next, the party really gets going. as if it's not going right now. >> we're celebrating our 21st birthday. we're finally legal, which is a great thing. so we're taking everyone back to 1992, music and everything else, including a look back at the news and more. so you're watching "world news now." ♪ "worldew "world
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1992. who can forget crisscross. >> jump, jump. >> remember that? oh, man, the shoulder pads. did you have that? >> can you see the pure, elicit joy on our face. >> and of course, the biggest news of all is that "world news now" made its tv debut with the same sense of overnight irreverence that we still have today. >> always still big news to cover. we are here primarily here to do news. but a lot happened in 't 92, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. wiped out a lot of communities south of miami. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160 miles per hour and another huge story is the riots.
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the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> remember that grisly scene where they pulled him out of the truck and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. probably the story of 1992. also a big year, politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first time they felt like a contemporary had won the presidency. fleet would mac "still thinking about tomorrow" was a big song.
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bill and hillary still very much active in politics. 20 years later, perhaps 2016 if you believe the pundits, may be hillary's term. >> he beat george h.w. and ross perot and wound up on the cover of "people" as person of the year. bill clinton was their person of the year. >> remember ross perot running for office? cover of "times." "times" person of the year. bill clinton. that was a good time for everybody, too. and also some numbers are telling. >> this will put everything in perspective. this is what we were paying for gas $1.05. milk was $2.78. bacon which is right in my comfort zone, $1.92 per pound and the average price of a car was just under $17,000 compared to right now about $30,000 we're paying. we're paying $3.50 for gas and $4.61 for bacon. $4.61. $1.92 to $4.61. >> look at the difference in
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price is really incredible. makes you jealous for the old days. things were that cheap. more random 1992 prices, the cost of a new house, about $123,000. the average income per year, $30,000 a year. monthly rent, $519. can you relate to that new york? >> $519 for rent? >> different era, folks. cost of a first class stamp, 29 cents. what is it now, 43, 44 cents? >> 44. >> 46. >> 46 now? wow, man. you have to get the forever stamps. and the cost of a dozen eggs, 93 cents. times have changed, folks. '92. i just started high school in '92 and you were a junior in high school. >> i was a junior, going into my senior year. >> yes, indeed. coming up next, it is cocktail time. >> yes. the bar officially opens. jack's been there for 25 minutes. >> it's his happy place.
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♪ >> exactly. i'm having a stroke. any way. >> take some aspirin. >> exactly. i have something better for you. the doctor is in. >> doing wonderful work here for our 21st birthday. we can all legally drink now. >> tim laird chief entertaining officer is back. >> you're going to have a birthday cake and this is a cocktail that tastes like a chocolate raspberry birthday cake. this is the wnn 21-tini. this starts out with about an ounce and a half, a little bit more, because it's a birthday party. come on. a little bit of that. here's the raspberry part. boom. doesn't that look good?
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that's the raspberry. a little white cocoa. now we have chocolate and raspberry. a little half and half goes in for some -- maybe a little bit more. let me give that a good shake. >> what is that called? >> the wnn 21 tini. and it's going to taste like a chocolate raspberry cake that goes into a nice martini glass. going to top it off with a little shaved chocolate. >> oh! look at that. >> who should we give this to? >> somebody at the bar. >> commish. >> commish is going to try it. we have to ask jack what it tastes like, allegedly. >> it's chocolatey, raspberry-ie. >> that's not a word. >> very nice. >> here's another one. i call this good morning, wnn news.
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we're going to make it with coffee. we've got to kick it up. about three ounces of coffee, a little bit of orange liquor. and then tequila! >> like that patron drink. what is that? >> oh, yeah. >> good morning, "world news now." >> this is good. this is a delicious cocktail. i mean, i'll tell you what, it wilt will wake you up and have fun. >> what is this called? >> the good morning "world news now." you want to wake up, smell the coffee and turn on "world news now." it's your birthday. we're kicking it up. cheers. happy birthday. >> cheers.
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this morning on "world news now," a new year and a new congress. >> the 113th congress now on the job. and this class has a very different look. it is friday, january 4. ♪ >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. how are you all doing? >> it is a very good morning. >> it is. it is a very good morning. >> it's a birthday morning here at "world news now." we turn 21. 21 years ago, this show was -- >> gave birth to this thing january 6, 1992, which is sunday. we're going to celebrate today because it's friday. it feels right, it's new year's week. we have a killer celebration.
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here on the set including a mixed tape from our birth year, 1992. if you like music from the '90s, this is your show. as you just heard coming into the show today, we have a lot of great songs that were big in 1992. so get up and dance. >> pretty much everything we do is going to be dedicated to the year 1992. >> wonderful year. >> we have a bartender, as well. not sir mix a lot, we have sir drink a lot. we have very special retro cocktails to help us celebrate. we have the commish enjoying the insomniac lounge over there. good morning to you. >> we're having a happy birthday. this is fun. we turn 21, so we can have beverages. >> there you go. because we have never had them before. >> that is very true. my virgin palate is being totally deflowered tonight. and also, tim, you got dressed up for us. i like the bow tie. you look good.
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>> the "world news now" colors. ready to roll. >> it's going to be a good show. we've got some music, the barteneder. >> the commish is lurking over there in the shadows. it's kind of creepy. >> and we're going to look back at the beginnings of "world news now." the best of the best of 1992, way back 21 years ago. >> i love memory lane. >> our first two anchors there. >> we're on location somewhere >> they cut that budget a couple of years ago. we're lucky there's toilet paper these days. >> actually, there's not. so here. >> no toilet paper either? >> no. >> a little hand sanitizer. >> we begin with the latest class of lawmakers on capitol hill, just sworn in yesterday, now ready to get down to business. >> the changing face of the new congress is evident with more minorities and women senators than ever before. abc's karen travers join us from washington with what's in store. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob
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and paula. usually there's a bit of a break between the end of one congress and the start of the other one, but because lawmakers were working up to the deadline on the fiscal cliff deal, this is a very quick transition for the 113th congress. and they're dealing with some very big challenges. here in washington, it's out with the old, in with the new. >> do you solemnly swear or affirm that you'll support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: the 113th congress was sworn in, and it's a more diverse group of lawmakers. in the house, there are 81 women. a record number of female senators, 20. taking the oath of office, the first hindu member. the first buddhist senator. and the first openly gay senator. republicans still control the house, but with a slightly smaller majority. democrats built on the majority in the senate by picking up two seats. john boehner has had a rough couple of weeks and faced challenges with his leadership. but in a dramatic nail biter, he
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was re-elected speaker. in an emotional address, boehner had words for the new members. >> i know you're feeling a bit awe struck at this moment. history runs through this building. >> reporter: and advice for reelected members. >> maybe it's time we get a little awe struck again. >> reporter: the bitter partisanship from the last congress will not go away with the addition of the new faces. >> it's a little bit like walking into a dinner party where the couple that's hosting it is already in the middle of a fight. >> reporter: the automatic spending cuts that lawmakers pushed off to reach a fiscal cliff deal will have to be dealt with in just two months. around the same time, the government will hit the debt ceiling. the looming battle over those two issues might make the last couple of weeks in washington seem like peace and harmony in comparison. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks, karen. the day was supposed to be about the lawmakers, but one had the spotlight stolen right from under her. new york senator kirsten
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gillibrand's photo op with the vp didn't go as planned. her cute little son decided it was time to mess up mommy's hair. >> if he had touched biden's hair, that would have been funny. >> i don't think it would have moved. secretary of state hillary clinton actually plans to be back at work next week. she left a new york hospital on wednesday and is now resting at her suburban home. a state department spokesman says she's talking to staff and looking forward to resuming her official duties. she will not be making any overseas trips, at least for the time being, as she continues to recover from that blood clot near her brain. it's day two back in school for the children of sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. while the kids are in class, former congresswoman gabby giffords will visit with the families of the 26 victims of last month's attack. security was tight as youngsters returned for the first time in a new building. parents were understandably
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jittery, but hopeful. >> you get so worried and you get caught up in everything that happened and the tragedy and they surprise you by bouncing back. >> kids are resilient. police say they will maintain the same high level of security at the new school for now. it will be re-evaluated with each passing week. >> good to see them back. federal investigators came forward thursday to shine a light on the dark world of sexually exploited children. special agents say over the past two months, what's called operation sunflower has identified 123 sexually exploited children, some as young as 2, that led to the arrest of 245 people. at the news conference in l.a., agents showed pictures of two more suspects, a man and a woman, asking the public for help in identifying them. >> we still don't have any solid clues about who these two people are or where they might be. that is why we're appealing for the public's help today. >> officials say photos of the couple sexually assaulting a
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young girl first turned up in a 2007 child pornography investigation. and three senators are turning up the heat on the cia over the movie "zero dark thirty." senators john mccain, dianne feinstein and carl leaven have already complained that the movie erroneously implies that the u.s. used torture in the hunt for osama bin laden. now they're trying to find out if cia officials deliberately misled filmmakers. lawmakers sent a letter to the cia director this past week, requesting all documents the agency provided to the filmmakers. the government comes out with a december employment report later this morning, and hopes are high it will show some steady job growth. there was a strong preview from the private sector yesterday, showing businesses added 215,000 jobs last month. the biggest gains in ten months. with the jump in construction jobs because of hurricane sandy rebuilding as well as the housing recovery. drowsy drivers are creating
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a nightmare on the road. government researchers say 1 in 24 adults have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in the previous month. and some people don't even realize when they nod off, so the cdc officials say that number is likely higher. the study found drowsy driving is more common among men and people between 25 and 34. >> i've had that experience, working this shift. i was back home for the holidays and driving home late and i felt it. it's a scary feeling, for sure. >> or you have those scary moments where you don't recall the last ten minutes. >> be careful, everybody. >> let's take a look at your five-day forecast. morning showers in the pacific northwest. snow tapers off from new mexico to southwest texas. showers around corpus christi, dallas and midland. thunderstorms from jacksonville to orlando, west palm beach and some flurries in western new york. >> 30s in boston and new york. upper 20s across the midwest. 40s from seattle to portland.
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coming up next, a dramatic rescue and also a valuable lesson. >> we'll tell you about two boys who are very thankful this morning for an old tree. >> saved their life in a very precarious situation. later in the show, we're keeping the party going on. tim laird is mixing up some drinks over there in the insomniac lounge. the show is turning 21 years old today. you're not going to want to turn away from this. there's jack and pete at the bar. this is like every other friday. stay tuned everybody. you're watching "world news now." we're 21. ♪ if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray.
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♪ don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ ♪ i just don't think you would understand ♪ ♪ because if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart ♪ >> you can sing. you were doing it. "achy breaky heart." >> billy ray. >> we're celebrating our 21st birthday, so all throughout the show, we're playing songs big in '92, including "achy breaky heart." >> i am still living in '92. what are you talking about? >> it was a great year.
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as you'll see throughout the next couple of hours on the show. >> the bar is open. we're going to hit it in just a few. but first, the story of two teenagers, an icy lake and the saving power of one rickety tree. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: all they had was a dying tree. for more than four hours, that's what the two boys clung to, stranded in the middle of an icy lake. >> it was pretty scary. >> yeah, it was pretty scary. >> you could feel it sinking in and cracking. >> reporter: the two told us what happened when they went out walking on that lake in the arizona mountains, and the ice cracked. >> if the tree wasn't there, we probably would have fallen in. >> reporter: each lost a shoe, so they covered their bare feet with their hats and waited. by the time rescuers arrived, night had fallen. it took a team of two dozen to pull the boys to safety. what's the lesson in all of this? >> don't do that again. >> don't do that, again. >> reporter: lesson learned, the cold hard way. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, lucky guys. hang on to that tree.
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when we come back, we're going to take a stroll over to the insomniac lounge to see what's on tap here on our 21st birthday. >> our birthday celebration kicking into high gear, next. you're watching "world news now." >> here we go, 21. there it goes. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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oh, my god. becky, look at her butt. it is so big. she looks like one of those rap guy's girlfriends that only talks to her because she looks like a total prostitute. i mean, her butt is just so big. i can't believe it's so round and out there. i mean, gross. look. she's just so -- ♪ i like big butts and i cannot lie ♪ ♪ you other brothers cannot deny ♪ >> you get feelings. >> that song takes everybody back. >> that's willis' favorite video. he's happy, too. >> i love big butts! >> my kid's favorite song. they have it in a lot of kid movies, too.
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>> a highlight of '92, no doubt. as you can tell, we are in the lounge, the bar is wide open. that's because we're 21 years old and finally legal. >> absolutely. it's about time. it's been waiting all this time. >> we have not had one sip until our 21st birthday. so we're taking a look at the year 1992, which is when this show was birthed. >> so this is usually when we do "the skinny," so we thought let's look back at pop culture. so tv shows, we had "murphy brown," "cheers," "home improvement." and the number one comedy at the time, "roseanne" was number one at the time. everyone loved the connor family. take a listen. >> say something nice about her butt, dan. >> very jaunty. >> come on, nancy, i'll drive you home. this time i won't go over the railroad tracks. >> the number one show "60 minutes." one of the best, if not the very best news shows. but in terms of comedy
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"roseanne" was queen. everybody loved the conner family back in the day. and we talk about movies, as well. >> in terms of the theater, none of us can forget "silence of the lambs." i was afraid to sleep for two years after this movie. anthony hopkins for best actor and jodie foster, best actress. >> none of the sequels lived up to the original. the original was so good. anthony hopkins had everyone scared. >> i had a hard time eating meat at the dinner table after this movie. do you remember the part where they cut it? >> it was bad. has the lamb stopped screaming yet, clarisse? i love that movie so much. >> he was so creepy. >> and on a totally different note, the most popular film at the time, "aladdin." i remember taking my eighth grade girlfriend to go see. ♪ i will show you the world >> i'll show you the world.
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>> a few more drinks and you'll show me a lot of things. >> celebrity news. do you remember the scandal in 1992? >> sarah ferguson. the split. >> fergie. >> we're talking about the prince andrew divorce. they ended their relationship. and johnny carson ended his 30-year run at the "tonight" show. >> that last moment where he said i wish you a heart felt good night. and after 30 years, that was incredible. tv legend. never will be another carson. >> may 22nd, 1992. >> and then bill cosby signing off the air. one of my favorite sitcoms. >> that was the pilot episode. had a great eight-year run. who didn't love the huxtable clan? and also, if you want to feel really old here. >> we already do. >> guess which celebrities who
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are famous today who were born back in 1992, way after the "cosby show." taylor lautner, miley cyrus, selema gomez, all born in 1992. incredible. how old do we feel now? >> best alternative music album of the year goes to -- r.e.m. and the single, of course, "losing my religion." >> huge hit. that's everywhere. >> i still to this day love r.e.m. >> they're definitely in the top tier. and get this, the top -- at the grammys that year, the top album or best record of the year went to this classic natalie cole, singing with her deceased dad, nat king cole "unforgettable." that was such a big deal at the time, technology, he could bring in his voice from his old recording and mix it with hers. that was one of the big hits and albums of that year. so this show is forgettable, but that song is not. >> cheers.
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♪ >> the u2. >> finally this half hour, on our 21st birthday, we look back at the headlines of the last week. >> from the last-minute resolve on the fiscal cliff to the health scare of secretary of state hillary clinton. here is our friday rewind. >> i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession. >> what's the alternative? the alternative is a tax to hit the american people, market uncertainty. >> the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable. absolutely indefensible. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you.
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shame on congress. >> i just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning and hope she recovers rapidly. >> the clot could have gotten larger and it could have been fatal. >> she deserves a year off to reassess, get healthy and think seriously about a possibility of a run. >> i just thought about the capitol has a lot of steps. that would be a good, symbolic goal for me. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up, and if the oak ridge boys could get together and sing him a song or two. >> right now, it has to be the safest school in america. >> children are coming in, so excited to see their teachers and the students coming in completes the circle. >> i yelled inside to my 15-year-old daughter in the kitchen, mommy's on fire. you have to call 911. >> can we make some noise for my baby's momma right there.
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>> i wouldn't say that it's been easy, because it's been -- but no morning sickness. >> as soon as i looked at it and saw the picture, i said wow, that's awesome. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> ah, yes, another year in the books. welcome, everybody, to 2013. our 21st birthday. what a good week it's been, a festive week. >> and what a way to cap off the new year with a birthday celebration. >> we're playing all the music. i love playing the shaker. this is a classic cocktail, a little peach, a little orange. >> love that! ♪
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this morning, it's all about jobs. >> the first jobs report of the year, released in just a few hours. but already, a big, encouraging clue. freshman class. the most diverse congress in history. as lawmakers dive into the year with an important bill today. rare look. a snapshot of the world's most photographed woman, princess diana, unseen until now. and new season. american fans of "downton abbey" ready for this weekend's return of the pbs blockbuster. with one big change from last year. good morning, everybody. we begin this friday with the first major economic report of 2013 being released this morning.